Thanksgiving – a time to reflect

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States. It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

We thought we’d take this opportunity to take a step back from our daily routines to be thankful for some amazing “normalities” we all take for granted.

  1. Smart phones – Now so small that we carry them around in our pockets, did you know they’re actually more powerful than the first super computers.
  2. GPS – Reliable and quick, it’s used wherever we’re located. Information displayed takes finding at least three satellites orbiting earth at 12,550 miles, checking their atomic clocks to show us our whereabouts. 
  3. Internet – At any point of the day and at the touch of a button, we can access vast amounts of accumulated knowledge of humankind.
  4. Data Protection - Finally organizations are waking up to the fact that they must look after our information and keep it safe, not just use it for their own value.
  5. Social media – These days it’s acceptable to respond to online interaction with a simple hashtag.

What is Crown Records Management thankful for…

Our client conversations have become more interesting. People are now rightly looking at Records and Information Management with their “process” hats on, and they’re thinking about the people their information is connected to: How they need it, why they need, when they need it. Of course, it still solves the immediate storage problem that are attached to potential fines, but the bigger picture is becoming more clear for everyone.

To all our American and Canadian friends, Happy Thanksgiving!